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Letters Selecting tomorrow’s doctors

Go back to the future

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c6834 (Published 30 November 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c6834

Past, Present, and Future

Life is full of unfinished business. We are all burdened with a
backlog of unsolved mystery and unresolved history. How do we balance this
backlog with the pressures of the present? We should peruse the past, in
order to prepare ourselves for projecting the present into the future. We
are never finished with the past, and must live with it forever.

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 January 2011
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA